Notice of Intent to Approve



Notice of Intent to Approve


On July 31, 2015, Ox Paperboard LLC applied to the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for a permit to modify a boiler at the Halltown Paperboard Mill located at 164 Eyster Road, Halltown, Jefferson County, WV at latitude 39.313379 and longitude -77.798783.  A preliminary evaluation has determined that all State and Federal air quality requirements will be met by the proposed facility.  The DAQ is providing notice to the public of its preliminary determination to issue the permit as R13-0622A.


The following potential emissions will be authorized by this permit action:  Particulate Matter less than 10 microns, 8.72 tons per year (TPY); Particulate Matter,

11.89 TPY; Sulfur Dioxide, 484.50 TPY; Oxides of Nitrogen, 82.50 TPY; Carbon Monoxide, 37.50 TPY; Volatile Organic Compounds, 0.38 TPY; Carbon Dioxide Equivalent, 41,090.99 TPY; and Total Hazardous Air Pollutants, 3.38 TPY of which 2.20 TPY is hydrochloric acid.


Written comments or requests for a public meeting must be received by the DAQ before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015.  A public meeting may be held if the Director of the DAQ determines that significant public interest has been expressed, in writing, or when the Director deems it appropriate.


The purpose of the DAQ’s permitting process is to make a preliminary determination if the proposed modification will meet all state and federal air quality requirements.  The purpose of the public review process is to accept public comments on air quality issues relevant to this determination.  Only written comments received at the address noted below within the specified time frame, or comments presented orally at a scheduled public meeting, will be considered prior to final action on the permit.  All such comments will become part of the public record.


Edward S. Andrews, PE

WV Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Air Quality

601 57th Street, SE

Charleston, WV  25304

Telephone:  304/926-0499, ext. 1214

FAX:  304/926-0478


Additional information, including copies of the draft permit, application and all other supporting materials relevant to the permit decision may be obtained by contacting the engineer listed above.  The draft permit and engineering evaluation can be downloaded at: